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August 2, 1987
George Chasin, a sometime lawyer who became one of the entertainment industry's most respected agents, has died after a long fight against Parkinson's disease. Chasin, 81, who actively represented clients until about two years ago, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hollywood Memorial Park.
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October 15, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
A Burbank talent agent accused of sexual battery faces four new charges because more women told authorities they were attacked during modeling and acting interviews at his office, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said Wednesday. Wallace Kaye, 52, was in police custody in lieu of $500,000 bail, and faces a total of 10 charges of sexual battery or false imprisonment, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Mark Collier.
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January 5, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
Talent agent William Arthur Rush, who at one time managed the careers of such stars as Nelson Eddy, Jackie Gleason, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, died Sunday in Burbank of complications from a Thanksgiving auto accident, family members said Wednesday. He was 81. Born in 1907 in Graysville, Pa., Rush came to Los Angeles in 1931 and quickly became West Coast manager for RCA Victor.
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June 18, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aaron "Red" Doff, Hollywood publicist, talent agent and producer whose clients included Mickey Rooney, Frankie Laine, Liberace and Doris Day, has died. He was 76. Doff died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Los Angeles, said his daughter, Melody Doff Legget. Rooney became Doff's longest-term client after the two joined forces in 1952.
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January 25, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monique James, Hollywood talent agent who helped move such clients as Robert Redford, Warren Beatty and Sharon Gless from obscurity to stardom, has died. She was 74. James died last Thursday of cancer in Los Angeles, said her daughter, producer and manager Pam Prince. With her East Coast partner Eleanor Kilgallen, James presided over Hollywood's last contract actors' system--at Universal Studios--from 1962 until it was shut down in 1980.
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October 27, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul B. Radin, who produced the Academy Award-winning movie "Born Free" and the television series of the same name during a 60-year career that included producing the advertising campaign that launched the Hollywood career of Hedy Lamarr, has died. He was 88. Radin, a resident of Montecito, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 18 in Santa Barbara. The son of a pharmacist, Radin was born in Manhattan in 1913.
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August 31, 1987 | WENDY HASKETT
The elegantly old-fashioned paneled elevator that rises from the lobby to the reception area has carried jugglers and impersonators, break-dancing acts, people who can talk with 20 different voices, and beautiful young girls yearning to become the next Christie Brinkley. They go to the offices of talent agent Bea Lily. Talent agents are a rare breed in San Diego. "When I started, 10 years ago, there were five talent agents in San Diego, and 388 in Los Angeles," she said.
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July 16, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Carole Fields-Arnold, a former talent agent who with her late husband, jazzman Buddy Arnold, co-founded the Musicians Assistance Program to help artists fight drug and alcohol addiction, has died. She was 59. Fields-Arnold died June 11 at her home in Los Angeles, according to her friend and executor Matt Lowell. The cause of death was not announced. The talent agent married jazz saxophonist Arnold in 1986, and the couple founded the assistance program in 1992.
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December 25, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
In 1940, he went to see a movie, "Flight Command," and decided he wanted to marry the leading lady. Two years later, he did. Charles Robert "Bob" Longenecker, who forged a career as radio producer, talent agent and pioneer in moving television from live production to film while maintaining a 60-year marriage to actress Ruth Hussey, died of unspecified causes Dec. 10 in Thousand Oaks. He was 93.
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March 11, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tim Shumaker has a sinking feeling that he's reached the end of the line with the new Los Angeles subway. That's because there seems to be no end to the nearly six years of misery that Hollywood's only blind talent agent has suffered since tunneling for the Red Line destroyed his business and left him homeless. Shumaker's world collapsed in 1994 when subway construction beneath Hollywood Boulevard caused the building where he lived and worked to abruptly drop 9 inches.
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